Pasta with Sausage

Pasta with Sausage

IHCCPlenty-o-pasta is the current theme at IHCC. Don't be mislead by the unassuming name of the dish; it's great when you don't have the time for a slow-braised bolognese. (Come to think of it, I might try adding some fennel and chile the next time I make a bolognese.) Go easy on the chile to let the other flavours come out. One chile might be enough.

Pasta with Sausage

Adapted from Cook with Jamie by Jamie Oliver


2 tsp fennel seeds
1 dried chiles
olive oil
600 g salsiccia or coarse Bratwurst
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 glass white wine
juice and zest of 1 lemon
500 g pasta
salt and pepper
1 handfull grated parmesan
1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, minced


Grind the fennel and chile in a mortar into coarse flakes and set aside. Remove the casings from the sausages. In a skillet, heat a splash of olive oil, add the sausage meat and divide the meat into small portions with a wooden spatula. Let the meat take some colour, then divide it further until it resembles coarse ground meat. Add the fennel and chile and fry on medium heat for about 10 minutes more.

Add the oregano and the wine and let reduce by half. Add the lemon juice and zest and cook on low heat while you cook the pasta. Drain the pasta and keep some of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat the pasta with the sauce. Stir in a bit of butter, the parmesan and the parsley. Add some of the cooking water as needed. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve.


Carol said...

Looks delicious!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, love that sausagey goodness! Looks very tasty indeed. ☺

MM said...

Great dish! I think my family would like this.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love simple delicious pasta dishes like this one. Great pick! ;-)

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Looks wonderful, Andreas. I love sausage and pasta together - one of my favourite combinations, and I'm loving the addition of the fennel seed and chilli here.

Sue :-)